Dr Jennifer Bowers
Rural and Remote Mental Health Ltd
Dr Jennifer Bowers has a BSc (Hons) and PhD in Social Psychiatry from the ANU. She has held chief executive positions in South Australian and Queensland Mental Health Services and worked in Commonwealth Health. She has professorial academic appoints at two Qld universities and is the inaugural Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Rural & Remote Mental Health established over 10 years ago.
In recognition of the unique circumstances and challenges faced by Australians living and working in rural and remote areas especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those working in the resource sectors and those involved in farming and agriculture, she has spearheaded research, design and delivery of culturally-tailored, proactive awareness-raising and prevention programs with early interventions.